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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Context-Aware Access using Cloud Identity

As Google was growing globally, there was a need to redesign the security models and access policies that would allow employees from various geographies and devices to access their data securely. The intent was to implement a zero-trust security process, enabling users to work from anywhere without the need for a traditional VPN.

This model is called BeyondCorp.

With the design of such secure system, security and pragmatism should go together; otherwise, security could deter users from using the product. Employees are your assets, and these security options should allow employees to work from anywhere; they should not be a hindrance. The solution should provide excellent auditability and traceability when things go wrong. With a diverse workforce including field workers, parents, part-time workers, and traveling executives, the BeyondCorp model needed to be flexible and cater to different user needs. Google opened up this BeyondCorp...